I'm the Tasmanian born, Hong Kong based author (and publisher) of the best-selling Chinese Calendar Tales and Dirty Story series for kids aged 4 to 12, as well as the multi-award listed Storm Whale, published by Allen & Unwin. I am a keen advocate of children's literacy, and an outspoken critic of digital screens for young children.
Liana writes about business, research, arts and culture, and people for the SCMP, the University of Hong Kong, A Plus magazine and others. She has written speeches at c-suite level for IFC at the World Bank Group and worked as a research editor at Standard Chartered Bank. Previously, she worked for the European Commission in Brussels and Hong Kong.
Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels
Claire is co-author of the award-winning Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels, which follows five generations from imperial China to modern-day Hong Kong. After graduating from Princeton University with highest honours, she spent thirty years in luxury brand management for firms such as Tiffany & Co. and Harry Winston. She is currently producing an audiobook and developing a TV series based on the memoir.
Laura Chesebro is an enthusiastically unfocused traveller and photographer. With cameras always on hand and her lens naturally drawn towards scenes rich with colour, movement and pattern, her photos are taken on the go as a way to view with new eyes the aspects of life in vibrant cities that become routine with time and exposure.
I write about social innovation and urban life in Hong Kong for international cultural magazine A City Made By People, and I translate exhibition texts, festival programmes, art essays, videos and other communications for leading arts and non-profit organisations.
Editing, Language Training, Proofreading, Researching
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
A previous UK background in admin (civil servant, Macmillan publishing, KPMG) and British Council TEFL. Experience as NET in Hong Kong. Currently attached to two science departments at HKUST collaborating with PG/UG/MPhil students on interviewing/presentation/academic writing skills. Review/proofread faculty papers, thesis and report work.